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Business Law Cases

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Business Law Case Results

Business Litigation

We have helped businesses in virtually all industries resolve legal disputes involving breach of contract, intellectual property fraud and professional malpractice. Because we handle many business cases on contingency, your success is literally our success. Learn more about some of our successes on behalf of corporate clients.

Case Results

  • Doe Company v. Doe Law Firm Verdict: $45.6 million
    Legal malpractice, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty case involving concealment of conflict of interest in real estate transaction. Confidential settlement reached before punitive damage phase.
  • Humanicom v. National Capital Total Judgment: $11.3 million
    Breach of contract and fraud by an investment group.
  • Burton v. Oscar de la Hoya Confidential Settlement
    Action relating to claims that defendants improperly used plaintiff's idea and concept for a reality boxing television show to create "The Next Great Champ."
  • Binkow v. Osbourne Confidential Settlement
    Action relating to claims that defendants improperly used plaintiff's idea and concept for the reality television series "The Osbournes."
  • Bethea v Burnett Confidential Settlement
    Action relating to claims that defendants improperly used plaintiff's idea and concept for the reality television series "The Apprentice."
  • Doe Company v. Doe Bank Settlement $3.7 million
    A breach of contract action involving a loan origination company and a bank.
  • Doe Individuals v. Doe Law Firm Settlement: $3 million
    Legal malpractice action involving violation of statute of limitations on an underlying wrongful termination action.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2 million
    Action against corporation and stock transfer agent for failure to transfer stock certificates in a timely manner following a merger.
  • Schluep v. J. + R. Gunzenhauser A.G. Verdict: $1.145 million
    Breach of contract action based upon failure to honor exclusive distribution agreement for plumbing products.
  • Meruelo v. Marcus & Milichap Verdict: $1.3 million
    A fraud action against a real estate broker by a client.
  • City of Glendora v. Burke, Williams & Sorensen Settlement: $935,000
    Legal malpractice action involving failure of a law firm to advise adequately to a governmental entity regarding land use issue.
  • Botez v. Hertzfeld & Ruben Verdict: $900,000
    Trial involving legal malpractice and conflict of interest over real estate development in Romania.
  • Holman vs. OCWEN Financial Services, $10.3 million Binding Arbitration Award
    Breach of contract and fraud involving sale of loan origination business.
  • Doe City v Doe Law Firm Settlement $8 million
    Legal malpractice action involving the failure to adequately prepare transactional documents on behalf of Government Entity.
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center v Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp: Confidential Settlement
    Legal Malpractice Action regarding the failure to timely file a patent application relating to an improvement to laser eye surgical procedures.
  • Hulett v. AEG Concerts, LLC On Appeal
    In the 1960's, legendary concert promoter Tom Hulett created the "Concerts West" service mark which his children inherited as part of a family trust upon his death. Plaintiffs allege that they were defrauded out of the mark's value when the trustee and two former Concerts West employees formed a new Concerts West entity in Las Vegas without their knowledge and then later sold it to AEG Concerts for a substantial sum of money.
  • Lepire v. AON Corporation Pending
    The plaintiff developed a unique insurance product called SafeLease and gave Swett & Crawford exclusivity to broker the product. In turn, they hired him as a consultant to generate business and agreed that he would retain the intellectual property ownership rights to SafeLease. Swett and Crawford's parent, Aon Corporation, then hired the plaintiff, learned all about the plaintiff's product, including his marketing strategy, then fired the plaintiff. Aon and its business partners are now selling the same product under a different name.

Entertainment / Performing Arts

Individuals and businesses in the entertainment industry face unique legal challenges. We have helped clients in this competitive field resolve legal matters including traditional business disputes, intellectual property violations, misappropriation and personal injury claims. We work tirelessly for our clients in the music, film and television industries so they can continue their creative work.

Case Results

  • Andrews v. Marriott - Verdict: $55 Million
    GB&W partners Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr and Tobin Lanzetta, along with Associate Molly McKibben and Co-Counsel Randall Kinnard obtained a landmark $55 million verdict for FOX Sports reporter and TV personality Erin Andrews in her case against the Nashville Marriott hotel for its misconduct. Read the full case summary here.
  • Burton v. Oscar de la Hoya Confidential Settlement
    Action relating to claims that defendants improperly used plaintiff's idea and concept for a reality boxing television show to create "The Next Great Champ."
  • Binkow v. Osbourne Confidential Settlement
    Action relating to claims that defendants improperly used plaintiff's idea and concept for the reality television series "The Osbournes."
  • Bethea v Burnett Confidential Settlement
    Action relating to claims that defendants improperly used plaintiff's idea and concept for the reality television series "The Apprentice."
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Film Company Settlement: $1.9 million
    Actress sustained third degree burn injuries to her face and body while performing fire-breathing stunt during movie audition. Settlement reached after plaintiff won verdict on liability.
  • Crawford v. MGM Confidential Settlement Performer Michael Crawford was starring in the EFX show in Las Vegas when safety devices failed. Mr. Crawford was injured and required hip replacement surgery.
  • Gabor v. Beverly Hills Police Department Confidential Settlement
    Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor matter with the Beverly Hills Police department.
  • Keeshen v Fox Television Confidential Settlement
    Animator and Director was not properly compensated for role in creation of pitch presentation pilot for television show "Family Guy."

Ownership Disputes

An ownership dispute can be distracting at best and threaten an entire organization at worst. We help executives, partners and shareholders resolve disagreements over the ownership of businesses and have helped several clients in disputes over the ownership of winning lottery tickets and other assets.

Case Results

  • Chae v. Kim Verdict: $12.3 million
    Plaintiff proved that he was the rightful owner of a $12.3 million lottery ticket through evidence that clearly showed that each number on the winning lottery ticket had special significance and that the sequence of numbers were the ones that he always played.
  • Farraj v. Gurinder Ruby and Circle K Stores, Inc. Verdict: $8 million
    An employee bought a lottery ticket from the store where she worked, but instead of informing her that she had won $8 million, her boss tried to claim the winnings for himself. She recovered the full value of the stolen lottery ticket as well as related damages.

For help with your own business law case, contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler online or by dialing (866) 634-4525.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury and Product Liability firm in Los Angeles.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • LACBA
    LACBA

    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • WLALA
    WLALA

    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • CAALA
    CAALA

    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • Lawdragon
    Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

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